Microsoft to spend US$100 mln on Kenya, Nigeria tech development hub
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Microsoft is opening an Africa Development Centre (ADC), with two initial sites in Kenya and Nigeria. This is Microsoft's first development centre on the African continent (and 7th globally), with a total expected investment of US$100 million over the next five years
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